This is an adult male Mallard molting its eclipse plumage. In its place will be the more familiar breeding plumage including the signature iridescent green head feathers as seen in inset photograph.

Mallard - Eclipse

Mallard - Eclipse

Observation Details

County Dallas
City Seagoville
Date May 5, 2013
Time of Day Midmorning
Temperature Cool (50-69°F/10-21°C)
Weather Partly Cloudy
Habitat Recreation-Park
Type of Behavior Stationary
Gender Male
Maturity Adult
Observer Chris Jackson
Main Article Mallard Observation Location